The Broken Baby Dolls

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Please don't abuse our children. They learn what they are taught.

The Broken Baby Dolls


The four year old
stands beside her mommy's bedroom door
shaking with fear
tears spilling from her eyes
streaking the dirt on her hollow checks
she fells the burning stings
as she watches the blood
flow down her legs from all the scratches
remembering her mommy screaming

"You little brat, all you ever do is make messes"
"Mommy I  fell off the chair"
"My favorite bowl broken, and glass everywhere"
"Mommy can I have some more meat"
"Get out of here, you don't deserve to eat"

Knowing her mommy would be mad
if she woke her
the little girl tip toes away

Standing beside her bed
she looks down at the baby doll lying there
it was all broken
one eye missing, the other wouldn't open
it's forehead smashed, one hand chewed
and one of it's legs was gone

With rage on her face
she grabs the doll
and throws it aganist the wall
over and over again
"You don't  deserve to eat all you ever do is make messes"

Breathing hard
she picks the doll up from the floor
with tears and sweat pouring from her body
making the filthy dress stick to her hot skin
she throws the doll once again

She sits on the dirty wooden floor
holding her baby doll close to her heart
rocking back and forth
sheading tears of pain

Gently she lies down
snuggled up to her manggled baby doll
and crys herself to sleep
without anything to eat






Submitted: August 22, 2014

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Stormbird Throneshaker

If this one doesn't bring tears to your eyes, you're not human Mr.Spock.
This one definitely gets an I LIKE IT from me!!!

Sat, August 23rd, 2014 11:30pm

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